Eyes wide open
For those who need just a cup of cold water
given in His Name.
Early this week I heard about some challenges.
Difficulties that stretched the nerves and tried the patience of many.
I sensed His moving within me
to give a cup of cold water to one who was very thirsty.
It seemed so very small.
Humanly I would have much rather jumped right in and carried the burden
But that was not possible.
No, a cup of cold water,
He whispered so quietly.
Have you noticed how so often His whisperings are very gentle?
So, I slipped out and picked up a flower arrangement
Praying that it would say what my heart was feeling.
Carry on, weary servant.
Your Father knows your need.
And early before I went to work I placed those flowers with a card
where her eyes would see them and be encouraged.
Later, I sensed that same moving within again
so I found a special book. One that would also convey words of hope
and I gave that to a precious one who needed His uplifting
in a world that knocks you down
and walks on by.
Such a small action but both shining moments for me.
I might not be the one out in front
But I can faithfully pray and give cups of cold water.
How about you?
Do you know someone who needs
a homemade pie?
Then do it.
Yes, before the moment passes and life rolls it into only a memory.
Yes, give all you can while you’re living.
Those cups of cold water
given in His Name
restore and refresh the weary soul in ways we cannot see.
But He knows.
Yes, He always knows.
I’m looking for more opportunities today.
Will you join me?
Let’s carry the Water and pour it out.
Splashing weary hearts with Life-giving Hope.
Carry it, dear friends.
You in your small corner and I in mine.